Johnson v. Ryan et al
ORDER ACCEPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION: Magistrate Judge Willett's Report and Recommendation 18 is accepted; Petitioner's Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus 1 is dismissed with prejudice; The Clerk shall terminate this action; in the event Petitioner files an appeal, the Court declines to issue a Certificate of Appealability because reasonable jurists would not find the Court's procedural ruling debatable. Signed by Judge G Murray Snow on 2/17/17. (REW)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF ARIZONA
Maurice Lamont Johnson,
Charles L. Ryan, et al.,
Pending before the Court are Petitioner’s Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus and
United States Magistrate Judge Eileen S. Willett’s Report and Recommendation
(“R&R”). Docs. 1, 18. The R&R recommends that the Court dismiss the Petition with
prejudice. Doc. 18 at 13. The Magistrate Judge advised the parties that they had fourteen
days to file objections to the R&R and that failure to file timely objections could be
considered a waiver of the right to obtain review of the R&R. Id. at 13-14 (citing 28
U.S.C. § 636(b)(1); Fed. R. Civ. P. 6, 72; United States v. Reyna-Tapia, 328 F.3d 1114,
1121 (9th Cir. 2003)).
The parties did not file objections, which relieves the Court of its obligation to
review the R&R. See Reyna-Tapia, 328 F.3d at 1121; Thomas v. Arn, 474 U.S. 140, 149
(1985) (“[Section 636(b)(1)] does not . . . require any review at all . . . of any issue that is
not the subject of an objection.”); Fed. R. Civ. P. 72(b)(3) (“The district judge must
determine de novo any part of the magistrate judge’s disposition that has been properly
objected to.”). The Court has nonetheless reviewed the R&R and finds that it is well-
taken. The Court will accept the R&R and dismiss the Petition with prejudice. See 28
U.S.C. § 636(b)(1) (stating that the district court “may accept, reject, or modify, in whole
or in part, the findings or recommendations made by the magistrate”); Fed. R. Civ. P.
72(b)(3) (“The district judge may accept, reject, or modify the recommended disposition;
receive further evidence; or return the matter to the magistrate judge with instructions.”).
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED:
Magistrate Judge Willett’s R&R (Doc. 18) is accepted.
Petitioner’s Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus (Doc. 1) is dismissed with
The Clerk of Court shall terminate this action.
Pursuant to Rule 11(a) of the Rules Governing Section 2254 Cases, in the
event Petitioner files an appeal, the Court declines to issue a certificate of appealability
because reasonable jurists would not find the Court’s procedural ruling debatable. See
Slack v. McDaniel, 529 U.S. 473, 484 (2000).
Dated this 17th day of February, 2017.
Honorable G. Murray Snow
United States District Judge
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